The next generation model 2019 Jaguar XJ is being prepared for release- as per the industry updates. The number of luxury sedan or crossovers in the market is growing with time and you will find contenders from Italian and German luxury vehicle makers. However, the Jaguar XJ has an unmatched and enviable legacy- for sure.
The luxury car made its debut in 1968 and since then it has served as the flagship model of JLR. It is the vehicle used by the UK prime minister and British royal family.The model will lock horns with rivals like Mercedes-Benz S-Class. It will feature new body style, enhanced powertrain and updated technologies.
2019 Jaguar XJ – Drastically Different Compared to the XF Model
As per the JLR sources, the upcoming version of Jaguar XJ will be drastically different compared to the XF model. The design chief of JLR, Ian Callum says it will be luxurious inside and visually stunning outside. It is likely to have higher roofline. JLR will stick with aluminum construction to keep overall eight under the limits. It will be unveiled in regular and long wheelbase models. The regular-wheelbase model has 2 trims -Sport and Supercharged. The Long wheelbase variant gets 3 trims- Supercharged, Portfolio and XJR575.
The cabin is going to be replete with supreme quality leather and metal trim. The instrument cluster and dashboard may also be revamped for the new model. This time, the cargo capacity may go up by a margin.
The R-Sport trim gets 19-inch alloy wheels, automatic high-beam, panoramic sunroof, automatic climate control, ventilated front seats, keyless entry/ignition, leather upholstery and LED lighting. Safety wise it gets lane-keeping assistance, parking sensors, rearview camera. Amenities include HD Radio, 10.2-in touch screen, Meridian audio system, Bluetooth, satellite radio.
The Portfolio trim gets massaging front seats, softer leather upholstery, automatic quad-zone climate control, LED reading lights. Supercharged trim gets 20-in alloy wheels, bigger brakes, navigation, and oak trim. The top end XJR575 gets exclusive 20-in wheels, sportier steering calibrations, active exhaust system, and performance-tuned stability control. All trims get some types of customization choices.
2019 Jaguar XJ – Powered by V6 Ingenium Engine
The 2019 Jaguar XJ is going to be powered by an updated version of the V6 Ingenium engine. This may have petrol and diesel variants. There is speculation about a hybrid powertrain but Jaguar sources have not said anything. However, the company may actually retain the tried and tested 575-hp V-8 unit. The model may also get rear air suspension and adjustable dampers for great ride experience.
Debut, Price and Conclusion of the 2019 Jaguar XJ
The exact time of the release of 2019 Jaguar XJ is unknown but it should be in late 2018. The expected base trim pricing is $77.000.
The upcoming 2019 Jaguar XJ is going to sport several enhancements including revised exterior styling and enhanced amenities. There will be changes under the hood as well. Some details are yet to be unveiled but amenities may be enhanced. Pricing may go up but the potential buyers are not budget-centric ones- so that will not be a problem. It will hold its forte against rivals like Audi A 8 and BMW 7 series.